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Poster: SDH2O Date: Jan 8, 2007 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Monday Query

OK, let's start off with a rather harmless question that in no way relates to anything serious or potentially controversial. Unless you're Tipper Gore. This question was spurred by Max's vivid description of his activities this past weekend.
What are a few of your favorite places you've bugged? This can include places you've seen the Dead (although we did cover Favorite Venue on a much earlier thread). You can include atmosphere, natural beauty, sources of visual and mental excursions, whatever.
For me the top choices would have to be, in no particular order:
Red Rocks for it's natural beauty and quality of shows I saw there in combination with the generally relaxed atmosphere. I know there were incidents there of overly harsh security, but I was lucky enough never to encounter it and as a result all of my experiences there were extraordinarily positive.
New Orleans, French Quarter (week before Mardi Gras when all the bands were warming up, but the drunk masses had yet to arrive) for its stunning period architecture, mystical quality, friendliness and generosity of many residents and absolutely incredible musical choices crammed into a small area.
Monument Valley (Utah/Arizona border), a display of nature's grandeur that leaves one speechless, especially at sunrise. If the Dead had ever played a show there at sunrise, the combination would have caused my head to explode with Absoulute Joy. This could even be another question: Where would you have liked to see the Dead play where they never did?
These are some of mine that hold the most vivid memories. Would love to hear about some of yours.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-01-08 14:31:50

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 8, 2007 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monday Query

in the basement of a frat house for a costume (halloween) party was undescribable! - even if I tried groking?

I got a kick out of City Island, Harrisburg (PA) - crossing that bridge and onto the Island felt like we were entering our own little world.

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Poster: dyermaker81 Date: Jan 8, 2007 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monday Query

a pool hall in newark, delaware. never shot a better game of pool. especially when the object was to make sure the balls actually didn't go in the pockets!

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Jan 8, 2007 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monday Query

I like the old Theaters like the Warfield, Orpheum.
The Fillmore Auditorium (all in San Francisco).
I tolerated most of the outdoor venues like the Shoreline,
but best enjoyed the lot scene at those outdoor venues.
But I've only been to SFBay Area shows

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jan 8, 2007 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monday Query

yes, there are some places in Arizona that would be perfect...Sedona, for one...Monument Valley...etc.

I'd like to see them play at Stonehedge...why not...maybe to see them play Hell in a Bucket at Niagra Falls...

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jan 8, 2007 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Monday Query

Never really seemed to matter. It was always with good friends and where ever we happened to be was the best place. One interesting, and no doubt semi dangerous spot we found ourselves was lying in the grass behind the guardrail of a quiet highway in new hampshire late at night. Still remember for some reason we focused on a truck coming down the pike and we began chanting you, you, you. It passed us by and we saw it was a rental truck with a big U on the back on one door and the Haul was missing from the other door. Whoa. We went back to our dorm and listened to music the way I had never heard it played before.